Monthly Archives: August 2017

Samantha Power “A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide”

Introduction:  There is a chapter missing from Power’s “A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide”, the European settler’s wilful elimination of eighty to ninety percent of the indigenous population can now be classified as a genocide in … Continue reading

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Review “Thirst” by Benjamin Warner

We never get to find out why the water runs out in “Thirst” yet the implication is clear. Sadly, we will not be able to unburden our global conscience quite so easily if this happens on Earth. We all share … Continue reading

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Review “Who moved my Cheese?” by Dr Spencer Johnson

A work colleague recommended this book to me some years back and I had completely forgotten about it, only to be reminded of it last year by a different colleague. I finally got around to it last week. In retrospect, … Continue reading

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Review “Ariel” by Sylvia Plath. 2004 Edition with a foreword from Frieda Hughes

I have no idea how I managed to misplace my battered and beloved copy of Plath’s “Collected Poems”, which contains all the missing compositions that Hughes omitted from the original 1965 edition of “Ariel”, released after Plath’s untimely death. I … Continue reading

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Review: “I Am Pilgrim” by Terry Hayes

After watching Dublin effortlessly dispatch Monaghan in the quarter final of the All Ireland Championship over in my parents’ house last weekend, we began chatting after some tasty fish cakes my Mother had prepared. I mentioned that I was reading … Continue reading

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